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TMI Coatings

Water & Wastewater

TMI Coatings has extensive experience in the water and wastewater industry. We’ve painted and lined various concrete and steel multilegged, elevated spherical, single-column, ellipsoidal, and ground storage tanks. In addition to tanks, we’ve restored several clarifiers, anaerobic digesters, reservoirs, mixing basins, etc. TMI also performs lead abatement. Many projects are contracted through the federal government and municipalities, including some select private industries.

Additional scopes of work completed in the water and wastewater industry can be found below.

TMI Coatings Repairs Corrosion Damage on Tainter Gates in Texas

 

TMI Coatings repaired damage due to corrosion on five existing tainter gates at Lake Fork Spillway for Sabine River Authority of Texas.

TMI workmen remained tied off using OSHA approved full body safety harnesses at all times while working on the spillway below the tainter gates. Safety netting was implemented below the work at each gate to prevent anything from falling through to the concrete surface of the spillway and into the river below.

TMI removed and replaced the entire bottom of the gate structural steel including the existing shim plates, stiffeners, angles, braces and associated structural steel. TMI sandblasted, primed and finish coated the reconditioned tainter gates. After steel repairs and recoating, TMI installed all new seals.

 

Unity personal thank you letter to excellent job from TMI Coatings.

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Filtration Plant Interior Painting Project

Overview: Filtration Plant, 90 W Tyrone St. Le Center, MN Contact: Pat Kaderlik Scope: Interior Wall & Structural Painting TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) undertook a comprehensive interior painting project at the Le Center WTP Filtration Plant in many rooms simultaneously. The project involved meticulous preparation, the use of quality coatings, and adherence to safety measures. …

100% Solids Tank Lining with Tnemec

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is a specialty coatings contractor with the experience, knowledge, and equipment to produce quality results in multiple industries and applications. This project highlights TMI’s expertise in sandblasting, inspection, and coatings. It showcases our proficiency in applying specialty coatings such as Tnemec FC-22, a 100% solids epoxy designed to protect concrete and steel…

Clarifier Restoration and Painting by TMI Coatings

The City of Temple, TX contracted TMI Coatings Inc. (TMI) to perform clarifier restoration and painting on a clarifier; it was the 3rd clarifier they hired TMI to complete in 3 years. Before work began TMI completed a Job Hazard Analysis for the City. Some of the many items that were analyzed to ensure safety…

Restoration of Rusty Piping

TMI Coatings, Inc recently was hired to repair and re-coat the rusty feed and filtration ductile iron piping for the City of Temple, TX. The piping was heavily corroded; in addition to sandblasting and re-coating the rusty piping, TMI removed and replaced thousands of corroded bolts.  Spool replacement, temporary pipe supports, and rubber gaskets between…

Clarifier Restoration at Water Treatment Plant

Clarifier restoration is a common project for TMI Coatings (TMI). TMI has the specialized products required to repair and coat the inside and outside, top and bottom of your clarifier, including weld and structural repairs! We have over thirty years of experience applying high-performance tank linings that can handle the most corrosive of substances.   Temple,…

Tank Restoration at Private University

A private university was in need of a tank restoration. The university contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore and coat the interior of a concrete brine tank (salt water) for the school’s water treatment system. The concrete tank had built up considerable amounts of brine waste and was experiencing erosion, in addition, the existing…

Steel Tank Restoration in Brush, Colorado

The City of Brush, Colorado had seen significant corrosion on the interior and exterior of their 2.3 MG potable water storage tank which called for a complete tank restoration project. Some of the defects included deformities in the steel that needed welding to repair. Corrections were competed to the surface of the tank to ensure…

Tank Inspection by TMI Coatings, Inc.

Corrosion may set in slowly, but it requires knowledge and maintenance to keep a structure standing, which is why a tank inspection is necessary. A historic, 100-year-old water tower in Elk River, Minnesota is a perfect example of this. This century old water tower built up a considerable amount of corrosion in its four legs…

Wet Well Lining Project for Utility Supplier

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to line the interior of a concrete wet well for a large utility supplier through a general contractor. The large utility supplier has used TMI numerous times on a variety of different projects, which include containment dike coating, tank linings, and floor coating. Procedure: TMI performed confined space…

Pensacola Naval Air Station Water Tower Restoration

Full containment is up on TMI Coatings, Inc.’s (TMI) first water tower at Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS). TMI was contracted to do weld repairs and fully abrasive blast the interior and exterior of two (2) checker boarded elevated water towers. The exteriors will be repainted with the same aviation checkerboard pattern as currently shown.…

Toro-Spherical Water Storage Tank

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) specializes in the rehabilitation and repainting of elevated water storage tanks throughout the United States. With construction of elevated tanks being built to a wide variety of styles and sizes, the one recurring challenge is rigging to allow full access to all tank surfaces.  TMI utilizes specially designed rigging and platforms…

500,000 Gallon Single Pedestal Water Storage Tank

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is finishing construction on its Maplewood, Minnesota project rehabilitating a 500,000-gallon single pedestal water storage tank.  The project consisted of fully recoating both the interior and exterior of the single pedestal water tank in addition to several weld repairs and safety updates. All paint on the tank was removed by abrasive…

Water Reservoir Rehabilitation Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recently completed a project rehabilitating two (2) water reservoir tanks for Muscatine Power & Water in Muscatine, Iowa. The project included cleaning and recoating the exterior and interior of two (2) 1.5 million-gallon round concrete water reservoir tanks, installing elastomeric liners on floor joints, repairing cracks, and recoating the domes. The…

Facility Director in Lindale, Texas Impressed by TMI

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is a premiere coating contractor capable of large-scale projects such as water tower and water storage tank rehabilitation projects. Most often water towers are operated by municipalities, but TMI can also coat private water towers for businesses. Recently in Lindale, Texas, TMI coated the interior and exterior of a 50,000-gallon water…

White Sands National Monument Tower Rehabilitation

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed metal repair work and repainting of a drinking water tank at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.  The work consisted of wet abrasive blasting and repainting the exterior of a 100,000-gallon elevated legged tank.  The exterior of the tank contained traces of lead in the old paint, TMI followed…

TMI wins SSPC William S Johnson award!

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) recent project for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska has been selected by the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) to receive the William S Johnson Award 2018-2019! The William S Johnson Award is awarded to a project that displays outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial or commercial coatings work. TMI re-coated…

Elevated Water Tank Rehabilitation

TMI Coatings, Inc. rehabilitated an elevated water tank for the City of Princeton.  The tower was constructed in 1964 and last coated by TMI Coatings in 1996.  After structural repairs were completed TMI abrasive blasted all the reservoir surfaces to an SSPC-SP-10 and coated with a zinc/epoxy/urethane/fluoropolymer system.  Work was completed under the supervision of…

Urethane Foam Insulation

If condensation is dripping inside your plant, on machinery or inventory, it’s time to consider insulation on your building roof. Seamless sprayed-in-place urethane foam insulation provides more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation material. Sprayed foam insulation reduces heating and cooling costs. It also reduces sound transmission and moisture…

Sandblasting

In preparation for sandblasting at a metal coater facility in Ohio, TMI Coatings poly covered to protect vulnerable equipment from sandblast sand dust. Negative air was also implemented.  

Montana Energy Facility

A Montana energy facility requested TMI Coatings to sandblast, prime, and coat steel screens at River Station.  TMI first contained the large screen to reduce the risk of abrasive and coating material drifting.  The screen was then SSPC-SP10 Near White Metal Blasted and primed with Tnemec Zinc Series 90-97.  After priming, large pits and voids…

Elevated Water Tower

The City of Fargo, ND recently hired TMI Coatings to re-coat their elevated single pedestal water tower. The job included exterior containment, abrasive blasting, testing abrasive samples for heavy metals to verify non-hazardous, and applying coatings. Our team worked in confined spaces following all regulations for ventilation and safety.

Logo Installation

TMI Coatings installing logo on elevated water tank in Bartonville, IL. TMI has a .90 EMR. Nice job TMI Team working safely!  

Repairing And Restoring Fiberglass Domes

Weathering and ultraviolet rays can cause fiberglass to deteriorate over time.  TMI Coatings’ crews high pressure washed to clean the domes’ structure prior to repairing voids and holes with fiberglass patch. A final gel coat was applied to all surfaces to improve longevity of the domes.  TMI Coatings’ EMR is .90. We use our own field…

Fort Worth, TX Tank Painting

TMI Coatings installed a high-solids tank lining at a large oil and gas terminal in Fort Worth, TX.  Prior to work beginning, TMI completed a safety plan which included providing our own confined space rescue team.  The interior of the tank was sandblasted, stripe coated and two coats of coating were applied to the full…

Clarifier Lining Installed for Food Production Plant

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to install a lining in a large clarifier tank for a food production plant. This project was not only difficult due to the size of the tank, but also because it needed to be completed during a short period – a critical plant shutdown. TMI’s crews worked diligently…

TMI Coatings Submitted For SSPC Structure Award

TMI Coatings refurbished the City of Richfield, Minnesota water tower.  SEH and TMI Coatings submitted this project for the SSPC 2016/2017 Structure Award.  The water tower refurbishing project was complex as it was necessary to maintain the City telecommunication operations.  The project was further impacted by the proximity to Penn Avenue, a major thoroughfare.  Finally,…

TMI Coated Carbon Steel Tanks In Texas

TMI Coatings recently coated 16 carbon steel tanks and 1 fiberglass tank for a large oil company in Texas.  Not only are the tanks protected from corrosion but now they are aesthetically pleasing—a clean, clear advertisement for the company. TMI applied a three-coat system to thoroughly protect the weld seams and areas of corrosion using…

Large Ground Storage Tank

TMI Coatings refurbishing a large ground storage tank.  

2015 Safety Award!

TMI Coatings has worked over 22 months without a lost time injury! All TMI field employees with over 600 hours on April 1, 2016 were eligible for a safety contest.  Lee Johnson won the Grand Prize, a full size used Ford truck.  Congratulations, Lee!  Fernando Sierra won the runner up prize, a Yeti Cooler.  TMI…

Painting in a Water Treatment Plant

TMI Coatings recently showed how a routine plant maintenance project far from the public eye can provide water to 7,000 customers across a 14.8 square mile service area in which agricultural pollution has made water quality a major concern.   Our job specification was a simple matter of painting walls, piping and floors in the filter…

Lining Wastewater Pits at Biofuel Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to line wastewater pits and containment areas for a biofuel production facility. The pits were originally lined with a rubber membrane that had failed. It had developed punctures that could allow chemicals to seep out of the containment area. The customer needed TMI to resolve this issue. Our team’s…

Corrosion Under Insulation

TMI Coatings removed existing sprayed in place foam insulation, sandblasted, and painted three (3) 170’ diameter ground storage tanks.  During removal of the old insulation and lead-based paint, an aging wood framed base on the concrete foundation was discovered.  To extend the life of the wood and the concrete and protect the integrity of the…

Elevated Tank in Crane, IN

TMI Coatings’ crews completed spot lead abatement and overcoating of a 100,000 gallon lattice legged elevated tank.  The crew was on a military installation requiring employees to complete RAPIDGate background checks for access to the base.   TMI was asked to complete this tank after completing a previous elevated water tank on the same facility last…

Tank Lining of Beer Storage Tanks for Canadian Brewer

TMI Coatings recently lined beer storage tanks for a Canadian craft brewer, the second oldest brewery in the nation.  TMI sandblasted to remove existing thick lining from the interior of tanks, welded holes, ground welds smooth and applied a food grade tank lining to the carbon steel tanks.  All this work was completed utilizing temporary…

Finishing Logo on Water Tower in Illinois

TMI Coatings finishing logo on elevated water tower in the central U.S.  

Zinc Primer on Water Tower in Richfield

TMI Coatings applies a zinc primer to sandblasted steel on a 130′ tall water tower.  Our applicator uses fall protection and an organic vapor respirator to safely apply the material.  Zinc primer is used on structures as a sacrificial coating to protect the structure from corrosion.

Water Tower

 TMI Coatings is painting a single pedestal water tower for Mt. Pulaski in IL.

Elevated Tank Sikaflex Sealant

TMI Coatings Inc. completed the interior and exterior painting of a 750,000 gallon elevated tank for the City of Great Falls, Montana. After completing the finish coating of interior and exterior surfaces, TMI applied Sikaflex 1A polyurethane elastomeric sealant to all un-welded portions of the interior roof plate seams and also un-welded seams between the…

Municipal Water Tower Rehabilitation

TMI Coatings is rehabilitating the complete interior of the 2 million elevated water tower and over coating the exterior for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The entire exterior surfaces were high pressure washed at 10,000 PSI in addition to SSPC-SP 11 spot cleaning to remove all loose and failed coatings while utilizing a full…

TMI Coatings Applies Zinc To Sandblasted Surface

TMI Coatings applying zinc to sandblasted surface on a large tank, 170′ diameter in the central U.S.  

TMI Coatings Painting a Water Tank in Addison, Texas

TMI Coatings crew painting a water tank in Addison,Texas. Spring 2015.

750,000 Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank Restoration

Late fall/early winter of 2014 TMI Coatings completed restoring the interior and exterior of a 750,000 gallon elevated water storage tank for the City of Great Falls, Montana. All work was completed on-schedule, safely and in a quality manner. The inspector said “TMI’s Superintendent and crew were among the best he had ever worked with.”…

Almost Done!

TMI Coatings, Inc. has almost completed the exterior painting of a water tower in Brownsville, TX. After many steel modifications, the tank will be placed back into service in early June.

Congratulations Marco Castillo!

Marco Castillo was the winner of the TMI Coatings, Inc, (TMI) 2013 safety award! TMI Coatings completed the 12 months ending 4/1/14 with no lost time injuries while completing multiple projects on elevated tanks, bridges, and other structures. As the grand prize winner, Marco Castillo is the proud owner of a brand new Honda 4×4…

TMI Sandblasts, Primes and Installs Logo on Steel Tank

TMI sandblasted a new 70’ diameter and 35’ high carbon steel tank to an SSPC-SP6 Commercial Blast.   After sandblasting, TMI applied the specified 5 mil thick rust-inhibitive epoxy primer.  TMI then top coated the tank with the specified 3 mil thick urethane for good gloss and color retention.  TMI installed a large logo and painted…

Royce Construction Services Endorses TMI Coatings

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) repainted the exterior of a water tower for a VA Medical Center in West Virginia and received an endorsement and recommendation for our work. Royce Construction Services endorses TMI.

Garth Brooks Hometown Refurbishes Water Tower

Hometown superstar Garth Brooks helps the City of Owasso, Oklahoma, get the exterior of the water tower repainted by TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI). The exterior of the water tower was in very rough shape. With the help of the City and Garth, TMI devised a plan to pressure wash, spot prime, and overcoat the tank…

CO² Blasting

Dry ice blasting, commonly referred to as CO² blasting, is an effective way to clean equipment so as to not damage sensitive equipment i.e. controls, electrical boxes, lights or similar that may exist in the area. One of the advantages of dry ice blasting is it cleans and removes contaminants while leaving adjacent surfaces undamaged.…

TMI Coatings Dismantles and Demolishes a 1,500,000 Gallon Steel Tank

The City of Cedar Park, Texas awarded TMI Coatings a contract to dismantle and demolish their standpipe that contained lead paint. TMI removed lead containing paint prior to dismantling the tank.  Paint removal was performed with a vacuum shrouded power tool.  After removal of the lead paint, the tank was cut, dismantled and disposed of. …

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